The divorce consultation can be intimidating. We get it. Consultations are meant to answer your questions so that correct actions can be taken in regards to your case. Your lawyer knows what questions to ask you to build your case. But, what exactly are you supposed to ask your divorce lawyer? Today, we’re listing some common questions to ask at a divorce consultation.
Divorce is not a naturally pleasant experience. After all, you are closing a chapter in your life to open another one. At Tampa Divorce Firm, our intention is to make the divorce process as easy as possible. A divorce consultation is like an interview in some aspects. You should know exactly who you are hiring. However, the consultation is usually a timed appointment. Preparing your questions ahead of time allows you to get the most out of the meeting.
The information contained in this article is not meant to replace personalized legal advice. This list is not exhaustive. The topics below are meant to serve as an example of common questions asked during divorce consultation. For more information, contact Tamp Divorce Firm today.
What Is The Cost?
We understand that this is a trying time. The financial obligations of divorce may be unnerving. This question is meant to prepare yourself for the cost of the divorce process. Your lawyer should be transparent about the cost of services including filing fees, lawyer fees, and third party fees. At your divorce consultation, understanding how your services are charged is must. A protection against going over budget is a budget cap. If your lawyer offers this, he will contact you to let you know that your budget limit has been reached. Then, you can establish another budget plan to continue representation.
What Experience Do You Have?
Lawyers are not cookie cutter versions of one another. Each one has different experiences that go beyond just how long they have been practicing. As a value to you, they may provide an intro of their experience prior to the divorce consultation. After all, some things can be provided on a simple welcome document. Experience should include what cases went to trial, how many cases a lawyer handles regularly, and settlement experience.
How Do I Contact You?
At the divorce consultation, you should have a firm understanding of how to contact your lawyer. They will provide a potential schedule in which they will update you. If your lawyer has a personal number where you can reach him by text or call, he should provide this to you at this time. However, a convenient way of contact does not mean that it is unpaid. Remember, some lawyers charge by the hour. Understanding the cost of contact is also an important topic.
The divorce consultation is the begin of the divorce process. Divorce can also mean child support, custody arrangements, and division of property. For more information on divorce or parental rights look to Tampa Divorce Firm’s Services page. When you are ready to begin your divorce, contact us today. We’re ready to help you through this difficult time.